Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
$59,282
Graduate Tuition & Fees
$30,022
On-campus Living Costs
$18,066
Off-campus Living Costs
$18,066
Undergraduate Tuition per Credit Hour
$1,520
Graduate Tuition per Credit Hour
$1,520

2020 Cost of Attendance

The 2020 tuition & fees of Cornell University are $59,282 for undergraduate programs. For graduate programs, the tuition & fees are $59,282 for graduate programs.
Compare to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York, the undergraduate tuition & fees are very expensive and the graduate tuition & fees are relatively expensive.
Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Dartmouth College and Duke University, tuition & fees of Cornell University is average where the average tuition & fees of the schools are $54,120.
The average living cost of the school is $18,066 when a student lives in on-campus housing. When a student lives off-campus, the average living cost is $18,066.

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2020 Tuition & fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at Cornell University are $59,282 on average over undergraduate programs. The undergraduate tuition & fees have increased by 3.69% from last year.
The 2020 graduate tuition & fees are $30,022 on average. The graduate tuition & fees have increased by 1.48% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition & fees and the tuition trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Trends Table

2020 Tuition & fees
YearUndergraduateGraduate
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2016$48,880 $236$48,880 $236
2017$50,712 $241$50,712 $241
2018$52,612 $241$52,612 $241
2019$54,584 $604$54,584 $604
2020$56,550 $672$56,550 $672
2021$58,586 $696$58,586 $696

Tuition Trends Chart

2020 Living Costs

The 2020 average on-campus living costs is $18,066 including room & board and other living expenses (a student lives in on-campus housing such as dormitory and school-owned apartment). For students living in off-campus housing, the average living cost is $18,066.
The living cost at the school has increased by 2.85% from last year.
The following table and chart show the living costs changes over the last 5 years.

Living Costs Trends

2020 Living Costs
YearOn-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther Expenses
2016$13,678$1,810$13,678$1,810
2017$13,900$1,850$13,900$1,850
2018$14,330$2,208$14,300$2,208
2019$14,766$2,800$14,766$2,800
2020$15,246$2,820$15,246$2,820
2021$15,756$2,964$15,396$2,964

Living Costs Trends Chart

2020 Books & Supplies Costs

The 2020 average cost for purchasing books & supplies is $970 at Cornell University. The books & supplies cost has decreased by 0.84% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 books & supplies costs and the trends over the last 5 years.

Books & Supplies Costs Trends

Cornell University 2020 Books & Supplies Costs
YearBooks & Supplies Costs
2016$890
2017$910
2018$930
2019$1,150
2020$970
2021$990

Books & Supplies Costs Trends Chart

2020 Tuition Per Credit Hour

The 2020 undergraduate tuition per credit hour at Cornell University is $1,520 on average over undergraduate programs. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour has increased by 4.11% from last year.
The 2020 graduate tuition per credit hour is $1,520 on average. The graduate tuition per credit hour has increased by 4.11% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition per credit hour and its trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Table

2020 Tuition per Credit Hour
YearUndergraduateGraduate
2016$1,310 $1,310
2017$1,360 $1,360
2018$1,410 $1,410
2019$1,460 $1,460
2020$1,520 $1,520
2021$1,520 $1,520

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Chart